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Greetings Harpists!

Summer's end is fast approaching, and we hope you have had a good one!

We've been busily adding new music to our selection, and a few of the titles are listed below.

But first - breaking news:  Harp Journeys is back!!  October 27 & 28, Irving, TX. - for grown-ups playing the harp!

Here's the new music!

Harmony Singing  Also titled "How to sing harmonies off the top of your head". A companion CD with 42 exercises, songs, and quizzes is also included. Verlene Schermer has drawn upon her years of teaching private students and presenting workshops and classes to shape the contents of this book.

Harp Newbies Lesson Book - This book is designed with the beginning harp student in mind who has never played an instrument, and who needs to learn from the very start how to read notes. Since many "newbies" are renting a small harp, or have purchased a small harp to start, the notes in this first book will only go down to the lowest string on a 26 string harp. By Verlene Schermer. Optional companion books: Harp Newbies Tune Book, The Activity Book, available soon.

Harp Newbies Tune Book - This book is not simply a book of tunes, but it also includes reminders about fingering, tone, solid rhythm, and musicality. Each piece reinforces what is covered in a corresponding page in the Lesson book.

Verlene now has 10 titles that are available digitally - see them here: 
Verlene's Digital Books.
The Selkie and Captain O'Kane - arr. Aryeh Frankfurter

William Mahan has written 9 more beautiful melodies reminiscent of good times and childhood memories.  Titles are: Remembering Home | Holiday | October Waltz | Moon Shadows | Indian Summer | Country Church | Dandelions Dancing |  Moonlight Remembered |   
Going Home from Dvorak's New World Symphony.  

Kim Robertson's digital library has also increased by four titles! 

Her exotic "Maya's Return" is now available as a single digital download. Forget Not The Angels and Highland Heart, too! Click on her name to see them!

And now - a listing of used harps: 
#1 - From 2002 is a very unique instrument built by Mike Maley of Lionwood Harps. It is his standard Bridget 36 model in gorgeous Hawaiian Koa wood with the neck and column of Birds eye Maple. 61" at the column peak, back at 48" with the solid spruce sound board 18" across at the bottom. Her name is Jennie as illustrated by the signature burned in at the bottom of the sound board. She liked to shine on stage so there are battery operated lights under the neck and the installed Fishman transducer made sure all could hear her beautiful, crystalline tone! The included custom fiberglass hard shell case kept her safe (and the whimsical art work attest to her very playful quality!)  $4500. This harp and the one below were left on the planet while the owner, a good friend to many of us in the Houston area, has taken on her new experience.   More pictures on our FB page.

#2 - Built in 1998 by Pat O'Loughlin is the Clare 36 model. This harp has a stave back, built in Cherry wood with Walnut edge binding and a solid spruce sound board. Strung with Folk Harp Gut, it has a full set of Loveland levers and includes a fully enclosed padded case. Standing 59" at the column peak, the back is 50" and the sound board is 15" wide at the bottom. Weight is 26 Pounds. $3600.  More pictures on our FB page.

Beautiful used Salvi Diana Concert Grand Pedal Harp in Walnut Finish SN: 3526  Purchased in 1982, this has been a one-owner harp lovingly played at home for personal pleasure. Moved very little, it is in pristine condition. Although health issues prevented the owner from playing it the past 2 years, it was well maintained with a full string change and complete regulation by Peter Wiley in 2014. Beside the dolly pictured with the harp, included is a dust cover, heavy-duty padded transport cover, tuning keys, tool kit and spare strings for the top 3 octaves plus a wooden Salvi transport trunk.
This harp did experience an issue with the center strip slipping out of alignment causing the string holes not to match. Shipped to Lyon & Healy in 2002, a new soundboard was installed with repairs completed in June 2003.
Rich, warm sound. $18,000 Same pictures as below but larger on our FB page.

Heartland 25-string lap harp with matching stand and knee bones. In cherry with standard tuning key. Full  Loveland levers just regulated.  New set of strings just installed. $950.00

Blevins Exthara 24/17 Cross Strung in cherry with spruce soundboard. Bottom has a separation that has been repaired. SN 1922 built in 2004. Maple stand to hold harp. $1250.00

Argent Fox Cross Harp - we think it is a Brother Benjamine 3 and 1/2 octave cross harp. although it goes up to G rather than F as described on his web site. Serial Number XC059806N. Nylon strings. $750

Alas, the beautiful 1905 L&H Model 24 is still waiting for it's forever home. Call for pricing.  800-893-4277.



Check out all the new items in the "What's New" Category HERE  
Please keep the music and vibration going....  bringing peace to all.  

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